Sculptures

My sculptures are 3-dimensional collages. In these assemblages I combine different parts that play with contrasting materials — ceramic and fiber, smooth and rough, hard and soft. Most of the pieces also combine different kinds of beings. I love the idea of blending human and animal forms, for example a piece with a human and a bird leg. We are all connected. 

I create, knit, crochet, sew, needle felt, hand build (stoneware and porcelain), and glaze all the parts. I enjoy working with clay and love glazing the ceramic pieces, and I very much enjoy the crafting aspect such as knitting and sewing. These, what are considered women's crafts, have always been a big part in my life and I am excited that I found a way to include the traditional fiber crafts into my sculptures. For fabrics I like to use repurposed antique tea towels and linens that I often dye with tea, coffee, or plant materials. I welcome the idea of including traditional crafts and materials in what we consider fine arts. Some of the inspiration I find in the carnival culture, which has been a big part in my life growing up and later when I was living in New Orleans.

The Juggler
The Juggler

ceramic, porcelain, felted wool, crocheted cotton thread, silk fabric, up-cycled lampshade

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Bird Lady
Bird Lady

ceramic, crocheted thread, felted wool, canvas, acrylic paint, steel wire, up-cycled lampshade

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Lady of Flowers
Lady of Flowers

ceramic, porcelain, crocheted cotton thread, antique tea and turmeric dyed fabric, glass beads, felted wool, up-cycled lamp shade

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Nostalgia
Nostalgia

ceramic, embroidery thread and screen, felted wool, paper, acrylic paint, in wooden box frame

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Power
Power

ceramic, crocheted thread, glass and aquamarine bead, felted wool, canvas and acrylic paint

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gallery view of small dress series
gallery view of small dress series
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Keep on Dancing
Keep on Dancing

crocheted and onion dyed cotton thread, porcelain, felted wool, in wooden box frame

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He Loves to Swirl His Skirt When Dancing
He Loves to Swirl His Skirt When Dancing

Crocheted and onion skin dyed cotton thread, ceramic, felted wool, in wooden box frame

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Floating
Floating

Porcelain, crocheted and onion skin dyed cotton thread, felted wool, steel wire, tulle, in wooden box frame

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